100 Word Story

Concentration Lost – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 100 word short story in 24 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a theme (Comedy), a situation (Climbing a Mountain) and a word that needed to be used (Radar). It took me a while to find the right idea, and get it to work in a way I was happy with, but that’s not saying I didn’t enjoy the process,  and the stories that didn’t make the cut. So, for the sake of creativity, here is the rejected 100 word stories I wrote..


Concentration Lost

Kevin grips the rocks tightly as he pulls himself up the mountains side, looking over his shoulder proudly at the wilderness far below. “You couldn’t make your way out of a paper bag with a radar,” he hisses underneath his breath as he reaches out and pulls himself up higher, laughing softly to himself.
“You need a hand bro?” a voice comes from above him, Kevin looks up in surprise and at the same time releases his grip, tumbling backwards towards the ground below.
“Ouch!” Simon says with a broad smile as Kevin hits the ground with a wet thud.

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